Rosen makes the argument that electric cars might force us to slow down — which might be a good thing. Goldbrener bats it back in his face, but his co-host rebounds to sing the ambivalent joys of gluten-free dining and over-react to a recent shooting(!) in Goldbrener’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, good news: Israel is going to the moon, Israelis are winning Oscars and Kimel’s son is playing for the state championship! And then:
Are Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest machinations good for the Jews?
Word on the street is that Bibi is working with a pair of nasty far-right racist groups to solidify his power base. But is this true? Does a barrage of negative press make it so? Goldbrener breaks it all down (along quick history lessons about Meir Kahane and the Jewish diaspora from Middle Eastern countries) and lets you draw your own conclusions.
The boys return after a break to talk about guitar nerds and the burden of Rosen’s bottomless body of knowledge, before diving deeply into questions of the Manly Arts and the proper response to a guy harassing his girlfriend at the airport. After Goldbrener reveals his failsafe approach to not getting beat up, they move onto the week’s main event, asking:
Does Ilhan Omar know she’s an anti-semite?
Unfortunately, they never arrive at an answer, instead sidetracking to debate the appropriate response to her unrepentant anti-semitism. Is this something Jew should hammer away at, or should we say our piece and let the at-best Jew-disliking elected member of the U.S Congress go on her merry way?
1966 Rickenbacker 330/12: Rosen’s dream guitar (that he cannot tune).
Spirits are running high this week as the boys celebrate Julian Edelman’s Super Bowl MVP before sliding into Rosen’s conundrum from his weekend at the Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica. Should Jewish consumers patronize businesses with a (admittedly limited) history of anti-semitic incidents? Later in the episode, after it is revealed that Goldbrener owns three (3) tuxedos and that Sam thinks both hosts suck, questions of censorship arise as the Mayor of Dearborn, Michigan squelches a “warts and all” Henry Ford article in a historic journal. Also, there are Hamas and PFLP operatives in high-ranking positions at BDS GMOs. Surprised? Nah.